- How Do I organize My Spice Jars?
- Spice Jars With Labels
- Frequently Asked Questions About Our Kitchen Spice Organization
Current favorite kitchen organization project? Spice jars with labels! Sharing how you can get your spices organized quickly & easily!
I almost didn’t do this spice organization project because wasn’t sure if it would be worth it but I promise you it is!!
This is one of my favorite kitchen organization projects to date with over 1M video views on social media!
I am very passionate about an organized home especially in my kitchen.
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I like to know where everything in my kitchen is, have clutter free counters, and have it all look beautiful at the same time too!
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How Do I organize My Spice Jars?
This is a great question!
Before my kitchen spice reorganization project, I stored all of my spices vertically in my top pantry drawer with no organizer whatsoever.
I also have a built in spice cabinet which you can see in my 20+ kitchen organization tips post.
That spice cabinet is not nearly big enough to hold all of my kitchen spices so I mainly keep the everyday go to spices there as well as oils, vinegars etc.
Personally, I’ve been alphabetizing my spices for years. I highly recommend it.
It’s easy to do, easy to maintain and makes it SUPER easy to find spices when you are looking for one.
Nothing worse than not being able to find a spice when you are in the middle of a recipe or buying another one and ending up with 3 of the same spice!
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Spice Jars With Labels
I spent a lot of time looking for the perfect glass spice jars with labels.
Here was my wish list:
- 4 oz glass spice jars with lids
- Clean, waterproof white spice bottle labels
- Bulk spice jars
This project was so satisfying to get rid of all my mismatched junkie plastic spice bottles and replace them with matching glass bottles.
Here is a step by step walkthrough of how I created this beautiful drawer of spice jars with labels.
I will also include links to all of the products that I used as well.
My drawer is 18 5/8″ x 19 1/4″ and comfortably holds 40 spices – 10 on each row.
Glass Jars With Labels
After my box of 48 glass spice jars arrived, I separated the glass spice jars from the lids and put them all into the sink with HOT soapy water to clean them.
Then I pulled all of my old spices out of the cabinet and alphabetized them on my counter and counted them to ensure I had gotten enough glass spice jars.
If I found that I had two of a spice, I would marry them together into one container.
The bulk spice jar kit that I got actually came with a nifty collapsible spice funnel which made it super easy to empty my old spice bottles into the new ones.
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Spice Labels For Jars
The spice jars that I purchased actually came with black round spice labels which I ended up tossing and instead I purchased some white spice bottle labels.
For me, I just felt like the white was cleaner and matched my all white kitchen.
I also love the modern font on these labels!
The labels were really easy to put on.
They are also water resistant and they are easy to keep clean.
Plus they look amazing!
The fine line minimalist labels come with 120 of the most common kitchen labels.
Bonus: This label set also comes in gold font color.
What if you have a spice that they don’t make a label for?
That was not the case for me but in any event you do have a super rare spice, the labels have some blank and miscellaneous ones as well.
How do you know when the spices expire?
I recommend writing the date on a sticker on the bottom or write it with a dry erase marker!
Spice Drawer Organizer
Now that you have these beautiful matching & alphabetized spice jars, it’s time to showcase them.
It reminds me a of a fancy jewelry drawer where you showcase your jewelry pieces.
There are tiers of shelves to accomplish this professional, magazine style kitchen look.
All drawers are not created equally which is why I tried a few different expandable spice drawer organizer options.
To be honest, these were great.
But in walks my very talented wood working husband who says to me, you know I can build you that spice drawer organizer as a custom spice rack?
You can imagine I had a BIG smile on my face.
And so that weekend he built a custom wood spice drawer organizer!
Grab our FREE DIY Spice Drawer Organizer building plans!
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Kitchen Spice Organization
How much does it cost to organize glass spice jars with labels?
My spice jar organization project cost me less than $50 broken down as follows:
- 48 4oz glass spice jars with lids – $36.99
- 140 spice label set – $9.95
- DIY organizer – $0 (we used leftover scraps of wood)
How Do You Organize Spices Cheaply?
I organized 50 spices for $50 so that’s about $1 each. If you use the labels that the glass spice jars come with and make your own spice organizer, you can organize your spices for $37.
What Did You Do With The Leftover Spices That Did Not Fit In The 4 oz Glass Spice Jars?
Believe it or not, I had all 4 oz spices that fit into these spice jars.
Some of my more frequently used spices I have in a bulk size so I store those in the cabinet right above my organized spices for easy refills.
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